Faculty & Staff Achievements: Spring-Summer 2018

Dr. Valica Boudry, associate professor of integrated media, received a top paper award in the Communication Ethics, Activism and Social Justice Interest Group. She presented her research paper, “The Inside Out: The Need for Different Journalism Ethics in Ethnojournalism,” at the Central States Communication Association conference April 5 in Milwaukee.
Dr. Stephen Carlson, professor of music, performed April 22 as a guest pianist with True Concord Voices & Orchestra musicians at the final concert of the 2017-18 classical music series at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church in Tucson, Ariz. The series is part of a fundraiser that supports Tucson-area nonprofit organizations.
Dr. John Ellis, assistant professor of history, gave a presentation titled “Feminism and American Religion in the Revolution’s Wake, 1780-1840s” on March 26 as part of a Bemidji Public Library lecture series celebrating Women’s History Month. The lecture explored the relationship between American religious ideals and the roots of the feminist movement in the early 19th century.
Dr. Eric Forsyth, professor of human performance, sport & health, published three chapters in sport management-related textbooks. They are: “Interscholastic Athletics” with two co-authors in the sixth edition of “Contemporary Sport Management,” published in April; and “Mossy Oak” and “Bass Pro Shops” in the second edition of “Branded: Branding in Sport Business.”

Dr. Angela Fournier, professor of psychology, and graduate student Emma Pasiuk published “Human-Animal Interaction and Metaphor in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Empirical Support for the EAGALA Model,” which examined variables in equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning, in the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin with two co-authors.
Dr. Debbie Guelda, professor of biology, Dr. Donna Pawlowski, professor of English, and Dr. Colleen Greer, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, delivered two presentations at the Campus Compact annual conference, held March 25-28 in Indianapolis. They gave an oral presentation, “Creating Community and Civic Engagement Begins with Institutional Infrastructure: Working From the Inside Out,” and a poster presentation, “Uncovering Salient Issues Through the Eyes of Campus and Community Members.”

Dr. Kathryn Klement, assistant professor of psychology, presented three papers at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, April 12-14 in Chicago. They were: “Expectations of Resistance to Sexual Assault: Female vs. Male Victims,” “Playing the Game: How Sexual Narcissism Relates to Pick-up Techniques,” and “The Fault in Our Agency: Ambivalent Sexism and Abortion Stereotypes.”
Dr. Elizabeth Kujava, associate professor of criminal justice, presented the initial results of a pilot program being used to evaluate pretrial risk to the Cass County board in April. Cass is one of five Minnesota counties participating in the pilot instead of using a state program for evaluating which inmates to release while waiting for courts to process their cases. In the pilot, high-risk offenders are kept in jail, while most low- and moderate-risk offenders are released. All defendants on pretrial supervision have the option to seek services for mental health, chemical dependency, education, transportation, housing and other support.
La Venture
Dr. Kelly La Venture, assistant professor of business administration, received a $200 scholarship and Best Paper, Second Place, for the refereed study “Cultural Property Value as Antecedents of Tourist Consumption Value and Visit Intention,” which she presented April 21 to the Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators Association with two co-authors. In March, La Venture traveled to Finland to present her studies on destination promotion at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä and her book, “The Human Factor of Profitability,” in classes at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Tampere.
Dr. William “Bill” Scheela, professor emeritus of business, published “Business Angel Investing in Vietnam: An Exploratory Study,” with two co-authors in the Journal of Private Equity. Scheela also received a grant from the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai to study investment strategies of foreign venture-capital funds in China. His research will include field studies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen and Hong Kong. He also presented in November at two conferences in Hanoi, Vietnam: “Business Angel Investing in Vietnam: An Exploratory Study” at the Business and Management: Framing Compliance and Dynamics international conference; and “Formal and Informal Venture Capital in Emerging Economies in Southeast Asia” at the Attracting Angel Investment for Start-up Development: International and Vietnam Experience conference.
Debra Sea, assistant professor of integrated media, received awards for Best Practices: Innovating Teaching & Pedagogy and the Dr. Paul Dunn Emerging Scholar Award at the 2018 Small Business Institute Annual Academic Conference, held Feb. 14-17 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She also was elected to the institute’s Board of Directors as vice president for membership.
Ryan Webber, adjunct instructor of music, and Dr. Miriam Webber, assistant professor of music, along with BSU student Noah Harstad, performed with the Brainerd-based Heartland Symphony April 6-8. The ensemble played music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Gabriel Fauré along with a new piece by Minnesota composer Flannery Cunningham. Ryan Webber also delivered lectures on Gustav Mahler and Kurt Weill prior to the Minnesota Orchestra’s March 15-17 performances of Gustav Mahler’s Titan Symphony.